This morning I stumbled upon the most amazing video. To me, it signified creativity, passion, and perseverance at their finest.
Being a creative person, it sometimes strikes me just how necessary maintaining an outlet for this energy is. You probably know the feeling. There’s some deep seated need to create….whether it’s a gorgeous knit or crochet project, music, or even just an amazing meal. It’s important to keep the energy flowing.
Here’s the video that so inspired me this morning:
Watching someone else do what their passionate about always makes me a little sappy….it reminds me to dedicate time and energy each day to doing something I love.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t always express my creativity and artistry through yarn. As many crafty, passionate, and innovative people do, I tried out quite a few different arts before I found my niche. Back in high school, I was obsessed with music. I attended the Colorado All-State Choir twice, and I thought for sure my life would take me on a musical path.
I just checked YouTube for a video clip from my choir years, and found this short little clip…this was my choir in my senior year. The video reminds me of all the reasons I loved choir and music so much.
After I got out of college and past my super musical stage, I felt like something was missing in my life. So I set out to fill that void with some other artsy, fulfilling passion. I settled on quilting. At the time, I worked as a 911 dispatcher….and since I was new on the totem pole, I got saddled with the 9pm-7am shift for a year. So all of my weekend nights that year were spent sewing away while my husband snoozed soundly in the next room.
After quilting became less of an option (due to a new baby and less space), I poured my innovative energy into yarn. Which is where you’ll find me now. Surrounded by mountains of yarn, happily stitching away with a big old grin on my face.
I’m 100% sure I would be a less happy, less healthy person without yarn in my life. All of the crafty energy stored in my soul needs a way to come out, and that’s what yarn does for me – gives me something to be proud of, something to work towards, and always offers another challenge.
I guess that’s the reason the cup video hit me so hard this morning. On the other side of the screen, I was looking at someone letting that energy out. Someone who would rather spend their extra moments pursuing a passion than anything else.
I love to see that….it’s motivating, inspirational, and most of all heart warming. Quite frankly – it gets me all mushy-gushy inside, and inspires me to write sappy blog posts like this one….which I suppose is as good a way to get out that sappy creative energy as any other way.
What paths of creativity have you traveled in your life? I love connecting with you, and I’d love to hear your story. Comment on this post and let me know what led you to your current creative station.